It is called “pizzo” in mafia jargon, the amount of money forcibly and regularly extorted from traders by organized crime. Basically, almost all those who have a shop or any kind of commercial activity are forced to pay a “tax” to local mobsters. Otherwise, intimidation, physical violence or serious damage to facilities are the unavoidable conseque...

People in Naples have a spectacularly blasé attitude towards Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend series. Known as the Neapolitan Chronicles to the rest of the world, the four books recount the decades long friendship of two young Neapolitan women as their town recovers from war, grapples with the camorra, suffers municipal neglect, political strif...

Rome is often touted as the place to go in Italy, which is well-deserved thanks to its rich history and mouthwatering food. But there are several other spots throughout the country that give travelers a look at Italy’s dynamic culture. To gear up for 2019, several travel-focused sites rounded up the best places to go for the year, and quite a fe...

The Developer Academy is a partnership between the Federico II University in Naples and Apple. It also got part of its funding via the European Cohesion Policy. Valeria Fascione is a member of the regional government of Campania: “Naples is the youngest city in Europe and its a city that has a strong tradition of training engineers in new technolog...

Taglia il traguardo della sedicesima edizione il New York Times Travel Show che si svolgerà dal 25 al 29 gennaio allo Jacob K. Javits Convention Center di New York City. Dedicato al commercio e ai consumatori del settore turistico, l'appuntamento continua ad essere un punto di riferimento in Nord America. Oltre 20mila, annualmente, i partecipanti,...

The archaeological park at Herculaneum, the ancient sister city of Pompeii, has several new initiatives and changes in store as the new year begins. The site saw a 9% increase in visitors over the past year, according to figures released by the park's administrators, for a total of 534,328 visitors compared to 490,030 in 2017. Park administrators a...

We’ve been hearing about how Italy’s famous landmarks have been suffering under the strain of overtourism lately. As well as crowds being a nightmare for residents, it doesn’t exactly make for the most enjoyable travel experience for visitors either. After all, it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’re being poked in the eye by someone’s selfie stick...

A tiny Italian charity is dreaming big after its prototype for a foldable cardboard tent for the homeless went viral online - with the unwitting help of a local far-right politician. From Japan to Ireland, hundreds of organizations have enquired about the tent designed to keep rough sleepers warm during cold winter nights, since the group posted a...

Italian food isn’t the result of a single culinary style. It is a delectable mosaic of many regional cooking traditions that stem from each province’s geography and climate, agriculture, history, and culture. Each region provides a different flair—the truffles in Piedmont as authentically Italian as the gelato in Rome, inside the Lazio region. Whil...

Tuesday, January 29th @ 7:00 PM The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. A journey through Lazio e Campania with Anita Sanseverino. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. On th...